Parents have favourite child

August 1, 2017 1 comment

family llife

Anyone with siblings will know the argument. Which one of us does our parents like best? Who do they love more? The discussions begin in childhood and often linger for years. Of course the standard answer from parents is that they do not have a favourite. They love all their children equally. As a society…

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Council apologises for wrongfully taking a child into care

August 1, 2017 2 comments

children in care

Gloucestershire County Council has apologised following the wrongful removal of a baby from its parents. The case concerned a one year-old toddler who was taken from the care of the mother “wrongly and without prior notice”, on June 1 this year. The removal was in breach of a previously agreed care order specifying that if…

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Britons stay in bad relationships for home ownership

August 1, 2017 3 comments

Court of Protection

Almost two million British adults have stayed with a partner they are not happy with in order to remain a homeowner. This figure came from a recent study, which also suggested that around seven per cent of UK adults will be in an unhappy relationship for this reason. Additionally, 11 per cent of Britons who…

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Cafcass report ‘betrayed the trust’ of fathers (update)

August 1, 2017 41 comments

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Campaigning charity Families Need Fathers (FNF) has condemned last week’s joint report by Cafcass and Women’s Aid as ‘betraying the trust’ of fathers. The report claimed that no less than 62 per cent of all applications to the courts regarding arrangements for children feature allegations of domestic violence. The figure was based on an analysis…

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